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Alexandria 2.0: One Millionaire's Quest to Build the Biggest Library on Earth | Threat Level | Wired.com

Alexandria 2.0: One Millionaire's Quest to Build the Biggest Library on Earth | Threat Level | Wired.com | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Brewster Kahle never had to work again after selling his company to Amazon for a quarter-billion dollars in the dot-com boom. But he then began working on building the world's biggest digital library, earning him a spot in the Internet Hall of Fame.

 

Brewster Kahle is taking the steady-as-she-goes approach to building a library on the internet, gingerly skirting around copyright minefields, and scavenging the easy (copyright free) leftovers.

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The library a public innovation space helsinki 18.3.15

8 statements about the library as a public innovation space for people


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The new libraries of Singapore

The new libraries of Singapore | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A photo essay on the new libraries of Singapore provides an opportunity to see how libraries are retaining their relevance in the digital information age.

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Hoopla: Netflix for libraries?

Hoopla: Netflix for libraries? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

"More iTunes-y than Netflix or Spotify, Hoopla is a cloud-based digital media platform that enables users to instantly borrow entertainment and educational material off the website or through the Hoopla app on a tablet or smartphone” (Enis).

As far as librarians go, I’m pretty tech-savvy. Even then, I admit, I’m not that tech-savy. So it was only a few weeks ago that I discovered (thanks to my librarian friend) you don’t have to have an e-reader to read e-books or borrow CD’s to stream music and audio through your library! Mind. Blown.


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Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message — Medium

Never trust a corporation to do a library's job - The Message - Medium
As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory.
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This is a big shout-out to the Internet Archive. Google is no longer interested in making the past accessible online but the Internet Archive has stayed on task.

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Digital Library Trends for 2015

Digital Library Trends for 2015 | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

“ Libraries in all over the world are undergoing a digital resonance as major publishers have firmly committed themselves to the concept of making e-Books”


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This article provides a useful overview of the mobile device ecosystem & its uses for librarians, although it is slanted towards academic libraries. The most useful feature is all the references the author supplies.

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Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design

Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
As I got ready to tour the James B. Hunt Jr. ­Library at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, last spring, as part of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) meeting held nearby, the buzz about the newly unveiled building had reached such a level that I expected to find it, however cool, overhyped. It wasn’t. It was exactly the right amount of hyped. “Every corner of the Hunt Library is designed to be memorable and stunning,” the library’s vision claims. Grandiose as that might sound, those corners deliver.

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An attempt to build the library of the future with the tech of today.

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Creators not consumers: visualising the radical alternative for libraries

Creators not consumers: visualising the radical alternative for libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The following post was written in collaboration with Andrew Preater. We are often presented with two choices within librarianship: a forward-thinking approach and a supposedly old-fashioned approac...
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Breaking down the barriers and incorporating users into the library service itself in a model of co-creation of service and co-production of knowledge.

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New Thoughts on Digital Publishing Services

New Thoughts on Digital Publishing Services | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Back in early 2011, I gave an overview of the library as a disruptive publishing platform. Three years is a long time in "disruptive agent" years. So where do we stand today? First of all, the publ...
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"Library as a publishing platform"...

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4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future

4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them.

Via Joao Brogueira
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If you find this article interesting you may also enjoy this talk from Judith Peacock at LIANZA 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVi57h9bfgU 

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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world

20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.

 

As you will see from these amazing photos (http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/04/11/modern-libraries ;), libraries around the world are heading into the future, creating for their patrons a more dynamic, multi-level environment for learning and pleasure.


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa, Fliss Clooney
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mesmerizing libraries

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Sometimes physical space can also act as a metaphor for our minds. When space creates a sense of wonderment, our imagination follows.

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I would enjoy studying on a summers day!

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Adorable library robots will teach patrons to code

Adorable library robots will teach patrons to code | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Everyone wants kids to learn to code, but the message seems somehow more meaningful coming from adorable knee-high robots. Next week, Westport Library in Connecticut will introduce Vincent and...
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Common Libraries works with enterprising organisations to prototype the library of the future – today. We believe there is an urgent and pressing need to evolve libraries so that they may serve as bastions of a 21st century knowledge commons – functioning as trusted and impartial platforms for the production, exchange and consumption of knowledge […]
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Rethink the library: Next gen becomes resource for tech, entrepreneurs

Rethink the library: Next gen becomes resource for tech, entrepreneurs | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

At some Colorado libraries, there are no overdue fines, no Dewey Decimal System and absolutely no shushing!

A revolution is underway. And leading the charge is Anythink, the rebooted seven-branch Adams County system, which has a smattering of digital studios, 3-D printers, photography labs and a cafe. Anythink has gone from one of the state's worst-funded library systems to a national leader within a decade.

On Monday, Anythink's innovation team was in Austin, Texas, at South by Southwest Interactive to inspire the tech community into collaborating with libraries. Joining a group of spirited librarians known as lib*interactive, the Anythink team hit the streets equipped with temporary tattoos, colorful chalk and a snappy slogan: "Not the same old shhh."


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More Info about iBeacon Technology | David Lee King

More Info about iBeacon Technology | David Lee King | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
My last couple of articles have looked into iBeacon technology. Interested in finding out more? This article has a bunch of links for more reading on iBeacons,
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Bring yourself up to date on iBeacon tech with these articles written & curated by David Lee King

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iBeacon Technology | David Lee King

iBeacon Technology | David Lee King | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Have you heard about iBeacons? It’s possible this new technology will change many things about how we interact with our world. I’m still learning and
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Technology that libraries should be looking into.

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New York City libraries are doing something incredible

New York City libraries are doing something incredible | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

New York public libraries are aiming to bridge the digital divide
New York City public libraries are on the verge of launching a truly awesome program: he New York Public Library is launching the nation's largest Internet lending program, handing out 10,000 free high-speed hot spots to some of the city's poorest residents.

The program which offers the devices for up to a year, about a $1,000 value, seeks to bridge a digital divide in the nation's largest city, where studies have found nearly 3 million of the 8 million people lack broadband access.


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Your Job Has Been Robot-sourced

Your Job Has Been Robot-sourced | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
"People are racing against the machine, and many of them are losing that race...Instead of racing against the machine, we need to learn to race with the machine." - Erik Brynjolfsson, Innovation Re...
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Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries

Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

"all libraries (really librarians in all contexts) serve a community, be that a community of citizens, students, faculty, lawyers or what have you. There is more that binds librarians together than separates them. That said, I have heard of a special set of concerns surrounding public libraries recently and it got me thinking. The conclusions I’ve come to, I believe, relate to libraries and librarians in just about every setting. But let me start with public libraries.

The two big concerns I’ve heard about are “what happens when public libraries are the last civic service agency standing,” and “as libraries expand services to include everything from tax help to maker spaces, how am I supposed to know it all?!” These two concerns are related.


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Aspen Libraries Report


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Re-Envisioning Public Libraries

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Dutch libraries use QR codes in a project encouraging kids to read more

Dutch libraries use QR codes in a project encouraging kids to read more | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Two Dutch libraries use QR codes linking to video recommendations recorded by kids, to promote their favorite books.
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What happened to Library 2.0? | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

What happened to Library 2.0? | Scandinavian Library Quarterly | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Conclusions

Our libraries are continuously changing. Library 2.0 is still present in every little information activity in the social media and library context, but we no longer need this particular concept to put its meaning into action.

Social media is an opportunity for libraries to market themselves, to develop and to interact with users. Each library is still challenged to shape their own strategies, find the right level of priority for social media among all the other provided services, and reach out to their own library users.

 

- See more at: http://slq.nu/?article=volume-47-no-3-2014-8&__scoop_post=fc1bf370-6083-11e4-d7b2-001018304b75&__scoop_topic=211313#__scoop_post=fc1bf370-6083-11e4-d7b2-001018304b75&__scoop_topic=211313


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A study of social media use in public libraries.

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10 most extraordinary mobile libraries

10 most extraordinary mobile libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
From donkey-drawn trolleys to huge ships, these contemporary mobile libraries are born out of passion, creativity and determination.
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Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users - Library Journal

Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users - Library Journal | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users Library Journal Kimberly Matthews, executive director of the Trenton Free Library and coauthor of the 21st Century Library Blog, sees her Millennial patrons as critical thinkers who want to...

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